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Small things breeding

A couple of non-flowering things giving it their best shot. There are a lot of them about, so I guess it works. I don't have an ID for either of these.





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Re: Small things breeding

John, Amazing what are they ? the first looks like little "trumpets" growing out of Lichen ? and the second, well I have no idea. But such sharp images, prey tell ?
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Re: Small things breeding

The first 'trumpet' ones are Apothecia on stalks. Apothecia are the a type of "fruiting" bodies of Fungi and Lichen, they are the cups and are normally on stalks. This lot are some lichen or other, don't know which one. UPDATE - I think I do know - Cladonia fimbriata

The second ones are Seta, the fruiting bodies of Mosses. Again, I don't know which moss.
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Re: Small things breeding

Amazing subjects with great detail.
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Re: Small things breeding

Wow, love the second shot John, that's a cracker!
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Re: Small things breeding

Weird objects in number one great shots
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Re: Small things breeding

The second shot is a belter John - love it fella

Crop the sky out and it is even belterer :-)
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Re: Small things breeding

Thanks all.

Greg - the sky was deliberate, fitting the plants with the environment, but you may be right, it does look good cropped.
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Re: Small things breeding

Interesting images....another world.....I agree ref cropping the second one.....a new word has been invented for it....belterer indeed!
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Re: Small things breeding

Great pictures. Mother Nature is fantastic.
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Re: Small things breeding

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Greg - the sky was deliberate, fitting the plants with the environment, but you may be right, it does look good cropped.
Totally understand John, it just looks much tighter cropped

I am really missing the 50mm f2. I need to save for the 60mm for the epl5, looks like it will take a while though
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Re: Small things breeding

Lovley subjects, well taken. The first case offers itself for some play with different coloured inks or blood - don't you think?!
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Re: Small things breeding

Thanks again for the comments.

Here's a crop - I thought the in-focus Seta got too close to the top, so I cloned a bot of OOF b'g into the sky, a little clumsily maybe.




Is that belterer?
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Re: Small things breeding

The first is a very shot.
The second is a great shot and I like the sky in it.
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Re: Small things breeding

Beautiful colour, exquisite detail, top shots John, very impressive.
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